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UPA govt is pursuing anti-farmer, pro-rich policies: Brinda

india Updated: Jan 10, 2010 23:31 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh headed UPA government is pursuing policies that are anti-farmer and pro-rich, CPM leader Brinda Karat has alleged on Sunday.

Speaking at a public meeting of the AIKS in Guntur Brinda Karat said that farmer is the backbone of the country's economy, but the UPA government was trying to break the farmer's backbone, she accused.

Referring to UPA goverment's "boasting of excellent economic growth" she said that the growth benefited the big companies while the farmer has been reduced to destitution.

Brinda said that while the government offers huge packages to bail out big companies in distress, it finds no money to go to the rescue of the flood victims in the country.

Brinda Karat criticised the violent activities of maoists and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal with the acquiesce of the UPA government. "Maoists and Trinamool Congress activists are decimating CPM activists and have unleashed a terror," she charged.

Red flag continues to challenge the wrong policies of the UPA government and fight for justice, the CPM leader said.

Ramachandra Pillai said that agriculture has become unviable and farmers have been pushed into the 'debt trap' of private money lenaders as the country's institution of lending is inadequate.